Five sections of Route 117 in Abitibi-Témiscamingue will be rehabilitated by the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, an announcement welcomed by the mayor of Amos.
The Trans-Canada Highway 117 is an important axis for the population, truck drivers and tourists and has several accident-prone sections.
Among the changes announced by Minister Geneviève Guilbault is the expansion of lanes where overtaking will be allowed into separate roads, the mayor of Amos highlighted in an interview on LCN.
“In terms of road safety, it is important that we do not miss our opportunity and that these interventions are sustainable in the long term. “What is being presented at the moment makes a lot of sense,” says Sébastien D'Astous.
For the mayor of the city with more than 12,000 inhabitants, the main aim is to limit the number of head-on collisions.
The latter welcomes Quebec's initiative to create safe sections between Rivière-Héva and Rouyn-Noranda.
By 2029, when the work is due to be completed, Mr D'Astous recalled that the sector can be dangerous for motorists and that they must be particularly careful.
“Traffic is increasing and accidents are being recorded every day. “It’s reassuring to know there’s a team to take care of it,” the politician added.
*Watch the interview in the video above*